RHINELANDER - We all want a healthy place to live and work in. But you may be shocked to find how your county ranks among others for overall health.
Oneida County is one of the most unhealthy in Wisconsin. Rankings place Oneida at 57th out of 72 for overall health.
"The rankings take into effect a lot of things like health factors, health behaviors, clinical care, physical environment," says Linda Conlon, Oneida County Health Department Director.
The county struggles with a high death rate and a feeling of "morbidity". That means people don't feel good about their health. Other health issues in the county are adult smoking and car crashes. Unemployment is also high and also considered a health issue. But there are areas that Oneida is already doing well in.
"Going to the doctor, getting our exams, women getting mammograms, and our physical environment. More and more of our community members are active," says Conlon.
Other counties that rank poorly are Forest and Adams Counties. Meanwhile, Florence, Taylor, and Vilas Counties all do well. For the complete listing, visit the associated link.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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